See the Work of the 5 Winners of Johns Hopkins Photo Competition for MCPS High School Students

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Chase Osborne doesn’t have any fancy photography equipment like some of his AP Photography classmates have. His sole camera is the one on his iPhone 6SPlus.

But that phone camera, coupled with his talent for photography, landed him top honors in the 2017 photography show at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Montgomery County Campus.

Osborne, 17, is a junior at Northwest High School. His photograph, “The Chase,” shows him running on the Seneca Creek Greenway Trail. He set his iPhone up on a tree, used a 10-second timer and ran across several large rocks. He took five of the best photos he captured and combined them in PhotoShop to create his winning image.

“I’m chasing myself,” Osborne said, playing off his first name.

The theme for the photography show this year is “Explore.” This is the second year JHU held a separate exhibit to showcase the photography of Montgomery County Public Schools high school students. Previously, a single exhibit featured both photography and canvas works. 

In all, students from 13 Montgomery County public high schools now have their photos on exhibit at the JHU Montgomery County Campus. Of the 261 photographs submitted, jurors selected 53 to be showcased. Five students won prizes. 

The exhibit will be on display through May 12 in the lobby of the campus’s 9605 Building. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The exhibit is one of JHU’s programs designed to get children excited about STEAM education. 

1st Place: The Chase by Chase Osborne, Northwest High School
2nd Place: Grab ‘Em by the Eyes by Coleman Martinis, Poolesville High School
3rd Place: Golden Drift by Dylan Fan, Winston Churchill High School

Honorable Mentions:
Twisted Adventure by Maddie Bonchick, Quince Orchard High School
Consumed by Sruthi Srinivasan, Quince Orchard High School